2 months ago
How much does the RAM of a PC impact it's overall gaming and workstation performance?
The benefits of faster ram vs slower ram does vary from game to game and task to task. Also there are differences between AMD and Intel for scaling too. As of now 3200mhz CL16 ram is a general sweet spot to aim for on price to performance without getting too much into details about CAS latency. You will not achieve any miracles in performance gains by getting the fastest ram out there so that kind of extra money is better spent elsewhere that will have a higher performance gain such as CPU or GPU.
Thanks! So, for a decent $1200 build, is a Team T-Force Vulcan Z 16 GB?
For gaming 16gb is a good amount of ram to get. For workstation use it depends on what you are doing, if you plan on doing content creation like video editing and such 32gb might be a better amount to target but if it is just microsoft office and internet use then 16gb from gaming is more than ample. Also 16gb of ram is easy to fit in a budget of $1200 especially since price on ram came down.
That ram will work well in a gaming PC.